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2017 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Syrah

2017 Giant Steps Yarra Valley Syrah

It’s in a good place. It’s a very good wine. Impeccable, really. My score kept increasing the longer I sat with it.'
94 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

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    This wine is a composite of all of our Estate Syrah blocks across Sexton and Tarraford. Each block was hand picked and each fruit parcel was treated as either 100% destemmed or 100% whole bunch. The whole bunch vats were left untouched for 1 week then walked over a few times to initiate a healthy fermentation. The whole berry components were left to cold soak for 4 days, allowed to warm then to 15 deg C and a wild fermentation was initiated. All parcels were overseeded with another culture near the end of their time on skins to fulfil the fermentation.

    2017 really was a sensational vintage! Good intermittent rainfall with cool to mild temperatures, and not a day over 40 degrees during the summer months marked 2017 out as a classic cool climate vintage. All varieties came in later than average, ripening at an unhurried pace in these ideal growing conditions, producing wines of incredible structure, detail and length.

    Region: Yarra Valley
    Winemaker: Steve Flamsteed, Julian Grounds
    Alcohol Content: 13.5
    Closure: Screwcap


    Wonderful Northern Rhone style Syrah - savoury, gamey meats, with dustings of white pepper and tobacco leaf. The palate is elegant and restrained but with great intensity, framed by fine-grained tannins. A long and savoury finish makes this wine very moreish. Outstanding.


    'It’s pretty much as you’d expect and hope; no better, no worse. Everything is in good sound order but at the same time – no mean feat – it offers a pile of personality. Bunchy herb notes, black cherry, svelte mouthfeel, peppercorns and florals. Heaps going on and yet it feels seamless. The finish isn’t scintillating, in terms of length, but it’s well and truly satisfying. It’s in a good place. It’s a very good wine. Impeccable, really. My score kept increasing the longer I sat with it, and this note probably reflects that.'
    94 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front